Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The countdown to our birthday continues! Today, we're giving away this decorative songbirds sign to add to your decor:

For your chance to win this gift, tell us about your favorite birthday memory! One entry per person. The giveaway ends tomorrow, July 13th at 8 am PST. Please check back to see if you won!

CONGRATULATIONS, JESSICA! Jessica said...
My favorite birthday memory is spending the afternoon with my brother when I turned 8. He took me to Build-A-Bear and then to get rootbeer floats. It's the simple things that mean the most.

xo,
Ruche

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Comments (121)
  • My favorite birthday memory would have to be waking up to the aroma of waffles and orange juice, and then walking downstairs to find the table decorated, and several presents before me :))
    -Jocee <3

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  • My Favorite Birthday Memory would have to be hanging out with my friends, we went bowling, ate at Chipotle, and just had lots of fun. :)

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  • My favorite birthday memory is when I was given two tickets to see the Broadway musical, Wicked. I LOVE WICKED!

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  • my favorite birthday memory was a trip to Thailand in the 8th grade with all of my girlfriends.....a Thai birthday cake, sun tanning, getting our hair braided, night market shopping, taking the train.....awesome memories. :-)

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  • My favorite birthday memory is spending the afternoon with my brother when I turned 8. He took me to Build-A-Bear and then to get rootbeer floats. It's the simple things that mean the most.

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  • My favorite birthday memory is always celebrating at the lake with family and friends! They always make it special and memorialable.

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  • My most memorable birthday would have to be my 21st birthday.. It just so happened to be the same day as LSU's first home football game (2007, my senior year!). We trampled Virginia Tech and my entire family was in town for tailgating. I met so many fun people from Virginia who helped make my birthday SO INCREDIBLY FUN. It was definitely one for the books.

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  • My favorite birthday memory would have to be the year that my husband tried to make the cake!

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  • My favorite b-day memory was a simple day spent with my hubby as newlyweds. He surprised me by gifting me with a vintage typewriter that he restored. It's so wonderful to have someone who knows you so well to spend your b-day with! It was the perfect day and the perfect gift.

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  • My favourite birthday memory was being in Australia for my 19th birthday. I had only been there for a few days but people were so friendly when they found out it was my birthday. The friends I made that day are the best ones I still have :)

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  • One year for my birthday my family planned a small surprise party for me - somehow I was completely oblivious to all of the party preparations until three of my best friends came to my house to surprise me :)

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  • My favorite birthday memory was when my big sister (wedding planner) through me a mermaid themed 16th birthday. I even had a two tone scaley looking flapper dress and seafood treats. All the gifts I got were mermaid themed. She reminded me it's okay to be a kid at a time when I wanted to grow up so quickly. It was so fun!

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  • My favorite birthday memory would definitely have to be when I gave my older brother a blown up picture of Michael Jackson.
    Hot.

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  • My favorite birthday memory was when I was 5 or so. My little couson was at my birthday party, and my mom had made "dirt cake". I was very excited about it and was telling her about how it had dirt and worms (oreos and gummy worms). When my mom brought out the "cake", she crossed her arms with a scowl on her face, and refused to eat it! My mom thankfully captured a photo of her expression. Too cute!

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  • I am a 4th of july baby so the standard birthday affair has always been beach and fireworks. However this year my parents woke me up early and rented wave runners for an hour! This was one of the best birthdays ever for an adrenaline junkie such as I!

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  • My favorite bday memory is from my 18th. I was on the way to see my cousin in Paris and the day started with all the stewardesses singing happy birthday to me. It was an amazing begining for an incredible trip full of fantastic memories.

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  • My favorite memory was last year when my boyfriend took me camping. I have been asking to go for a while so he put together a group and we went to a site that has springs and can float down the river. It was perfect.

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  • My 21 birthday I celebrated in cancun with awesome friends! We had so much fun!

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  • My favorite birthday memory was last year when I turned 25. My fiance and I were in a U-Haul, driving across country to start a new life in Seattle. It was exciting! Plus, I gained an hour on the big day, so I had a 25 hour long, 25th birthday!

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  • My favorite memory is of going out and partying the night away with a couple of my closest friends.(:

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  • my favorite birthday memory was eating at a french restaurant in germany, on my way to russia a few years ago!

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  • My favorite birthday memory would have to be when my friends threw a surprise party for me. It was a total surprise and I had thought they all had forgotten my birthday!

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  • My favorite bday memory is playing laser tag with my closest friends. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  • In college, my best girl friends planned a surprize brithday roadtrip for my birthday! They talked to my boss, got me off work, and all showed up at my apartment to kidnap me. Best. Birthday. Ever. :)

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  • I watched my alma mater(Texas) win the BCS National Championship and then headed to Laguna Beach to celebrate my 21st.

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  • I got married two weeks after my birthday. I had spent the night at my fiance's parent's house and we were going to move all of his stuff into our apartment that day. He woke me up with a pair of earrings to wear on our wedding day. It was such a sweet surprise and then we got to enjoy the whole day getting our apartment ready for our new life :)

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  • My favorite birthday memory was when my dad gave me a special edition Orvis fly rod and reel that are no longer in production. Along with a dozen or so hand-tied flies, and a heart-felt hand written letter to me.

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  • My favorite birthday so far has been my 21st birthday. I went with some friends to Euro Disney. Not exactly the traditional 21st birthday...but I got to wear a princess crown, and I had a great time.

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  • I remember my grandma gave me the coolest car and swimming pool for my doll house before she passed away. Seems like yesterday...

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  • My mom and sisters threw me a surprise party for my 15th birthday. Imagine how surprised I was when they did it again the next year! My sisters always did their best to make my birthdays special.

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  • My 21st birthday was super special... A fancy dinner with my family, boyfriend (now husband), and best friend... Followed by Marilyn Monroe-tinis. :)

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  • My favourite birthday memory is from this year when I turned 21, my mom threw me a star themed party and named a star after me! Love the birds, looks like my tattoo. Happy bday Ruche :)

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  • my third birthday, spent at my family's camp. momma forgot the streamers, so she used toilet paper :)

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  • My favorite birthday memory was this past birthday! I had moved 600 miles away, but came home for my birthday and a good friend had set up a birthday scavenger hunt for me. Places included my favorite restuarants and once I got there, my favorite people were there to hang out with me! They had the next clue, and so on and so on! The day was full of my favorite people, and ended with a pedicure and a party with all of them together in one place! After being away for a year, it was the best birthday gift anyone could have given me!

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  • My funniest birthday memory is from my 16th birthday. We went to a Pittsburgh Pirates game and there was a Huey Lewis and the News concert after the game. I share a birthday with Huey so the whole stadium sang "Happy Birthday" Huey but our section sang it to me.

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  • Sweet sixteen: went on a dinner cruise with my family and friends.

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  • just last week - sightseeing, looking at amazing artwork, and shopping for shoes and chocolate with my family in madrid :)

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  • When I was little my mom would throw me 'potion parties' and would set up a table with shaving cream and gel and foamy soup and cups to mix it in. But we never mixed anything in the cups, only had a huge shaving cream fight in my yard and then ran through the sprinkler (which was freezing in April).
    Everyone agreed my birthdays were the best!

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  • My favorite birthday memory actually made me cry. It was when my younger sister threw a surprise party for me, inviting all my friends, and even planning a nefarious plan to keep me busy.

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  • My favorite birthday memory is opening a card from my sister. Inside she revealed that she was pregnant with my nephew and it was the best surprise a sister could ask for :)

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  • my fav bday memory was when me and my friends spent the day filming a music video :)

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  • my favourite birthday memory...hmmm, i would have to say it was about 5 years ago, my husband woke me up early in the morning to drive me up to pick up our new puppy (which i didnt know we were getting) as a surprise, when we got home, later in the day, he told me we were going to stop by our friends house to show her the puppy, and all my friends were there as a surprise party, the first time i had ever had one in my entire life, i was so suprised, and thrilled, and now have an amazing little best friend, who says a dog is only mans best friend, :), best birthday ever...- briana

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  • My favorite birthday memory is from when I was 5 or so and a lot of my older family members were there...not many of them are around anymore so it's nice to have that memory of them.

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  • my favorite birthday memory was my 1st birthday away from my parents. my mom has shipped all these homemade indian goodies to me 1000 miles away. i guess it was more bittersweet than happy but it is my most memorable :) nothing like mom's homemade cooking!

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  • My Birthdays always fell over Spring Break! One of the best Birthday memories was the year we went to DisneyWorld! I grew up in Oregon- so that was quite the trip. On my Bday I got to choose the Restaurant so I went through the yellow pages and found an Italian Rest I'd never heard of! Olive Garden! lol! It hadn't made it to Oregon yet!
    Best Dinner, Best Day Playing in Florida!

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  • Hands down, my favorite memory was my 3-D care bear cake! Holy cow---I remember I cried when we cut into it. Hahaha. (Not to mention, that birthday was filled with pony rides too---so fun!)

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  • My favorite birthday memory is when turned 12 years old. My dad decided to do an entire day with just me and him. That evening, we went to a Jazz basketball game. The Jazz Bear came up to our seats and game me a birthday gift. He gave me a signed basketball with all the Jazz players signatures. It was a fantastic night. Ever since then, for every birthday, my dad and I spend a couple hours on my birthday just the two of us! Happy Birthday Ruche!!

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • My favorite Birthday memory was one from my 7th birthday...My parents surprised me with a shiny pink bicycle...I never expected them to get it for me since they are always panicking about me getting hurt...So it was wonderful to get this unexpectedly

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  • my favorite birthday is a tough one- but my 21st birthday was amazing because i lived in an apartment with my best friend and we had a basement and we held a huge show with a bunch of bands and delicious cake and it was amazing!

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  • My parents took me to the Picasso exhibit at SAM. Best birthday!!!

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  • Seeing that this is my birthday week- this is perfect! I turn 24 on Sunday! whoot!

    My favorite birthday moment was when i turned 16. I begged the parentals to let me go sky diving. Yea, that was a no go. They weren't down for me hurling my body at the earth. So we settled. We went to the beach. While awesome, far less adventurous than i was hoping for. Until that is, my mom handed me a little box. I opened it to find a picture of a paper that said, "look up".

    What did i see? A plane flying across the sky with an advertisement for parasailing.

    My parentals chartered a parasailing boat for the day... a mighty fine compromise and AWESOME surprise if you ask me!

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  • My Favorite B'day moment.

    I was born on a January 3rd in a city where is sunny all year round. Because of the springy weather, flowers are around everywhere you go at anytime of the year.

    My great aunt, also my caregiver back in the day, had a garden that used to bear roses for each of my b-days. Each year, until my 9th b-day, I would wake up to a pink, white or yellow rose beside my bed. Because of violence matters in my country, I had to leave and come to Canada. Each year, even though my b-day is on winter time, I remember how Mother Nature would celebrate my b-day by awarding me a beautiful rose. This memory always brightens up my b-days.

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  • I had the pleasure of having my family from California, along with my sisters who live out of town and my friends from school, attend a bonfire at my house for my birthday party which was in December. :)

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  • My husband surprised me with a huge party. My mom made the best cake ever and there were so many faces I had not seen in a long time there... <3

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  • This year my husband took our kids to the store to buy me a birthday present. When they got home my 3 year old son kept slipping up and letting out what they had got me. My husband kept putting his hand over his face in frustration. He had let them pick the presents for me which included, glow stick necklaces, 4 packs of gum, and two bunches of cheap fake flowers.I loved it so much. It warmed my heart.

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  • My favorite birthday memory was being kidnapped by my 2 best friends and being driven to all my favorite places blindfolded!

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  • My 16th birthday party was a surprise party and I was totally oblivious! Go mom!

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  • My favorite birthday memory was my 16th. My parents rented the local skating rink and everyone at school kept asking me if I was going to go skating that night. The skating rink was for sale, so my parents told me it was closed, but they were thinking of co-owning it with someone else so they were going to go look at it that night. I went with them and SURPRISE!!! They had rented the skating rink just for my birthday. It was such a blast :)

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  • For my 13th bday I got to invite two friends and spend the night in a hotel. I remember I used self tanner for the first time and a lady complimented me on how "real" it looked. I laugh that of all the moments that is what I remember most.

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  • The best birthday I had was the first one after moving hundreds of miles away to college. My whole family (from the rural country) came downstate and we ruled the city all weekend. :)

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  • My favorite memory is from my Sweet 16 birthday. My friends and I snuck outside very early in the morning in our pj's. We lived near the end of the river. We were swung from a rope and would jump into the river. Sometimes coming up short and got covered in mud. I remember laughing so much :)

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  • My mom and I went to see Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens when I was 12. I was born on the 21st of December, so there were millions and millions of colorful, blinking Christmas lights!

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  • Walking down the streets of NYC with my boyfriend after a long work trip away would be my favorite birthday memory. It’s amazing how the sweet little things are more important than the big gifts.

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  • The best birthday I had was probably my 23rd this year. I got all of my girl friends together and we all made really pretty desserts and had a dessert party. Then the next day on my actual birthday my boyfriend and I had an amazing picnic at the park together. I think that had to be the best part spending a birthday with someone I love is the best feeling ever.

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  • On my last birthday (20) I was pregnant with my little one and I got to see all of my family. It was perfect.

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  • today is my bday! my sweetest bday memory was when I was six. My mom always gave me a pink happy bday tiara. We celebrated outdoors by a lake. I remember wearing a white dress with colorful hearts that my mom made me. I cute boy came by and decided to show me how to swim. He carried me all the way into the water and before I got blushy red, he dropped me in! I remember sitting there all soggy with this cute boy, then I looked back to hear my mom laughing and calling me to come out to eat my bday strawberry cake. it was such a beautiful day in the Bay Area. stella

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • *sighs*
    I have soo many great memories of my birthday. Although, the best ones were when I was younger. It was tradition at home, and it still is, that in the morning we wake up the birthday boy or girl with the song called "Las Mañanitas"--a mexican birthday ballad.
    I remember a specific birthday when I was young when I woke up to the ballad Las Mañanitas. My mom, my dad, my sister, and brother and came around my bed singing to me and holding presents. And my mom held out a cute cupcake with a candle for me to blow. :)
    Those are the best moments that I can recall of not just my birthday, but of life. :)

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  • My favorite bday memory is from when my husband surprised me with a cruise to the Bahamas!!!

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  • When my Daddy took me out to eat and we talked and he said things I was dying to hear and he asked me questions I wanted to be asked. *smile*

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  • I feel in love with birthdays again after the 30th birthday party my husband threw for me with all my closet friends.
    It was in a meadow, surrounded my twinkly lights, the cutest owl cupcakes, a caterer & wine!
    He made me feel so special that night!
    I don't think I'll ever be able to top that!

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  • My birthday is December 24th... The day nearly always gets forgotten by everyone... For my 30th birthday, my husband and best friend threw my a party on November 24th complete with a cake that said "Happy 29 and 11/12 Birthday"! It was perfect!

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  • My favourite birthday memory would probably have to be my 16th birthday. I had been going through a rough time and was expecting a simple birthday at home when my family told me to get in the car, but wouldn't tell me why. We drove for a while and when we finally reached our destination, it turned out that they had planned a hot air balloon ride for me! It was so touching and one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I've always wanted to fly, so for my 16th birthday, my family made sure I did.

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  • My favorite birthday memory was actually from my last birthday. I had a Mad Men theme party and everyone was so elaborate with their costumes. We had the best DJ and one of my friends even made us fruity drinks to go with our outfits :P It was a swell time.

    Yasmeen
    yasmeen.fahmy@gmail.com

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • Happy birthday, Ruche! <3

    My favorite birthday memories are those in which my mom hired a ton of Disney characters to come to my party. I was little but I remember it was great!

    -Jenna
    jenna.valdespino@gmail.com

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • My favorite birthday memory is from a couple of years ago. My husband travels for work and sadly was going to miss my birthday as it was during the week. A couple of friends took me out to eat and for drinks that evening to celebrate. While we were sitting out on the patio of the restaurant, a familiar voice whispered in my ear, "Happy Birthday." My sweet husband caught a flight home early and totally surprised me! It was the best!

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  • My favourite birthday memory is when I was 10 and I wanted a new bike so much. My parents explained to me how short on money they were that year (which they were) and even though they wanted to get me a bike they wouldn't be able to. I understood and was ok with that. But to my surprise, I woke up on my birthday to find a brand new beautiful pink and purple mountain bike in my living room!!! That was a great surprise. This year on my 30th, I'd been missing my family so much as I live quite far, and they surprised me again by showing up at my door the day before my 30th!

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • My favorite birthday memory is my 18th birthday. It was a joint birthday/graduation party, since my birthday was the day after I graduated from high school. That birthday is my favorite because it was the last chance for my high school friends and I to make memories before embarking on our various post-high school endeavors :)

    ~ Jessica
    jessicalynntan@gmail.com

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • Best birthday memory, finding a baby rabbit in our garden when I was 10 with my dad.

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  • My 21st birthday was in France, and some of my best girlfriends got me all dressed up and went to dinner on a lake in Geneva, Switzerland which was close by amazing scenery...engraved in my brain.

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  • I think my favorite birthday memory was waking up on my 8th birthday and remembered I was at the beach! When it's your birthday and your on vacation its the best!

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  • My favorite birthday memory was my 7th birthday, when my great-aunt gave me the American Girl doll I had been saving up for!

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  • I made a film with my friends on my birthday, myself behind the camera and the movie starring my friends. It was a great way to spend the day :)

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  • Definitely how every birthday I get flowers sent to my school from my sisters and family. By the end of the day I feel like a queen. C:

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  • my hubby (while I was work) cleaned the house, bought platters of food, and many drinks and when I got home - people started arriving and it was shocking to have so many friends show up for my 50th surprise birthday party! Thank you Simon for all your efforts - what a blast!

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  • I had wanted a surprise party my entire life. I dropped hints and I told people very bluntly how badly I wanted one, but I never had one thrown for me once. I felt like a failure. Then finally, last year on my 17th birthday, my best friend and boyfriend brought me to a truffle shop and all my closest friends and family were there with a delicious truffle cake! And the entire day they made me think I was going to have another year of disappointment. I love them all!

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  • my birthday lands on christmas eve so i did not have many birthdays to celebrate. i remember in the third grade my mother actually got my friends and family to show up. she made my favorite dish, ceviche (there was pizza too), a tres leche cake with jello, and everything was themed little mermaid. it was one of the biggest birthday parties i've had and it was great! ---and thank you Mom---

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  • fun road trip w/ gf for my 20th

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  • I remember my grandmother had a silver cake platter ringed by the candles, and my mother had a music box to which we always sang happy birthday. But I remember my birthday at age four, where we ate cactus candy and I danced in the family room with my family gathered around. The love there in that room still makes me smile.

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  • My favorite birthday memory was going to Disneyland for my eighth birthday! It was such a great day :)

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  • My mom came from a very poor family and when she turned 15, my uncle who was away in the army sent money home so my mom could pick out a new bedroom furniture set. On my 15th birthday, my parents got me a new furniture set and completely surprised me when I walked into my room! They were all there and it was extremely beautiful!

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  • My favorite birthday memory would have to be my 15th. I was so upset because my dad said we could not go to my favorite italian restaurant. I was in tears and fell asleep. When I woke up I heard whispers and giggles in the kitchen. I tiptoed over to a dim-lighted room and there was family and friends with HOMEMADE Italian food! YUM!

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  • My favorite birthday birthday moment was on my 23rd birthday. My boyfriend had planned a date he did not want me to know about, but being the sneaky girlfriend I am I looked in his calendar and saw he had made dinner reservations and bought concert tickets to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. I pretended not to know, and to this day hes still does not know I looked in his calendar. Thank you, Mark, for a day to remember.

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  • favorite birthday would have to by my last birthday, number 26. ;) it was perfect - was with a group of my closest friends - enjoyed an afternoon together...eating, playing games, catching up.

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  • My favorite birthday memory was last year when I went sledding with a few of my good friends, and everyone gathered around my friend, Scott. I didn't know what was going on until I saw his scrolling LED belt buckle which read "Happy Birthday Linsey." I didn't have the heart to tell him he forgot a 'd'. I thought it was a sweet gesture anyway! It makes me smile just thinking about it!

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  • My favorite birthday moment took place on my 13th birthday just after a huge ice storm. A few of my friends had spent the night with me, and it had snowed all night long. The next day, we went outside and wandered around in the snow until we discovered a horse farm on the opposite side of my neighborhood. We ended up playing with the horses in the snow for hours.

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  • My favorite birthday memory was on my golden birthday (turned 22 on the 22nd of July last year.) We picnicked in the kings canyon national forest! My boyfriend did not hold back the effort on the sandwiches. A good sandwich is directly proportionate to the amount of effort it takes to make it.

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  • My FAVORITE birthday memory was this past year because it was the first year me and my husband had been married so it made it extra special when we relied on each other to make it a great day! :)

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  • Back in 2006 on June 30th was my 26th birthday. I remember everything about that day because it was just special and made me realize how much my family and friends loved me. I had woke up to go to the tanning bed and when I came home my grandparents and cousins were all at the house. They had decorated, made me a cake and bought one, had hats the works. And LOTS of gifts. My grandpa had took a fork and dipped right in the center of the cake it was so funny and we got this on camera. He died right after that so it was really a special day and one reason I always remember it. My grandparents raised me.

    That evening about 12 of my girlfriends took me out to eat. That day was just perfect not bc of the gifts but bc of the love. I will never forget that special day.

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  • On my birthday last year, hearing the heartbeat of my first baby even though it was shortlived.

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  • My favorite birthday memory was when I was about 10 or so and my parents took myself and a few of my child hood friends to a theme park named, Castle Park. I wore a knitted orange sweater and my mom curled my hair and pined it back. It was the best birthday ever because of my sweater lol =)

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  • My birthday is coming up on Friday! I loved my 21st birthday, when three other July ladies and I hosted a party called "The Formal Four" -- everyone got all fancied up and I turned 21 at midnight, drinking champagne from the bottle and being serenaded with a raucous version of "happy birthday"

    omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot0com

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • My favorite birthday memory is being able to travel to Argentina a couple of years ago to visit with family I hadn't seen in 20 years! My aunt, cousin and I all share the same birhtday and it was amazing to be able to have a birthday celebration with them!

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  • My favorite birthday memory is that of my Disney Princess Party... when I was thirteen. Although we may have seemed a little too old to be wearing princess crowns and having a Disney Princess marathon (of movies), you can NEVER be too old.

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  • My favorite birthday memory involved my friends kidnapping me and then proceeding to blindfold me and shove me in the car. I had no idea where they were taking me. An hour later we pulled up to this outside amiptheatre where Journey was playing that night. (Only my favorite band since I could remember, thanks dad). My amazing friends had bought me a ticket to the best show of my life, and I didnt even know it.

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  • My favorite birthday memory is coming home from college and spending my birthday with my family.

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  • My favourite birthday memory was when I turned 15. My friends surprised me with a massive collection of balloons and delicious cupcakes :) We travelled to the city and had lunch at this cute little cafe in The Rocks. We also had a mini photo shoot which was so much fun and we took pictures and polaroids by the Sydney Opera House near the harbour and the view was absolutely gorgeous. It made me appreciate living in such a beautiful city. And, just having the company of my friends was the best birthday gift a 15 year old girl could ever receive.

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  • I was 14 and my first boyfriend gave me flowers and took me to Disneyland! Most romantic birthday EVER!!

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  • My favorite birthday memory was when I turned 16. My friends threw me a surprise birthday party (even though I totally expected it). It was so much fun and there was a lot of good food (and cake!). I really appreciated that they planned something special for me.

    sweetsandhearts@gmail.com

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • My favorite birthday memory is not really from my own birthday ... and I'm sure my aunt would not pick this as HER favorite memory! When I was little I used to blow out her birthday candles during her birthday party, and she would get so angry (for good reason). Now we laugh when we look back at it ... yeah, I was a big brat!

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • My favorite birthday would be my 21st birthday back in college. I didn't have many girl friends when I was in campus, but I hangout with a bunch of boys of my grade from the same major that I took that had exactly the same hobby as I have - photography - and I would come by to their boarding house almost everyday to do some work with them or just fooling around.
    One time I got so busy that I didn't spend much time with them for being involved on this sport event on campus. That day one the boys picked me up at campus and took me to their boarding house. After almost an hour long I got totally ignored by them, another one of them came to me and totally scolded me from being so busy that I didn't hangout with them again...and just as I was trying to apologize the others came by behind me and sprayed me with a lot of water while all laughing and sang a "Happy Birthday" song for me while one of them handed me a cake. I cried right after because I totally thought they were angry at me, but all the scolding turned out to be a surprise birthday gift for me. I miss them a lot, they are all like brothers to me and we are still close even after 6 years.

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • My favorite birthday memory is probably the last time my birthday actually landed on Thanksgiving. My entire family, even the ones from out of state, was gathered at my mother's house for dinner and they brought me out a piece of pumpkin pie with a candle in it and sang happy birthday to me. It isn't just one of my favorite birthday memories but one of my favorite memories in general.

    ♥♥♥

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • my favorite birthday memory is watching the faces of my family members as they sing "happy birthday" to me, so much love!

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • One of my favorite bday memories was when I was six years old. I had sixteen friends over for my party and I thought I was so cool for having so many friends! We ran around playing games and eating cake. That was the year I gained an appreciation for good friends more than gifts.

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • My favorite memory is simple bc I not a big fan of b-day because I got supper sick 11 yrs. So I keep b-days simple mom cooks my favorite meal and bakes a cake. Later we go out for a b-day dinner. A my bff calls to wish my a happy birthday.
    megan
    mfew0920@yahoo.com

    Posted on July 12, 2011

  • my favourite b'day was my last, 23. b'day. my boyfriend and my friends made me a party with balloons, cake and happiness. it was so great! unfortunately my b'day is on 1. january, that's why i never have partys. :(

    but i never see on this blog, who is the winner!!! :(
    my e-mail is:
    atunderi.lonka@gmail.com

    Posted on July 13, 2011

  • My favorite birthday memory must be from last year...i was really down and felt like i was falling and that i couldn't control things anymore but my friends from all around the world made me feel special and loved with all their messages/mail/photos/videos, i was overwhelmed.. and i could feel the love.

    ady_chibi @ yahoo com

    Posted on July 13, 2011

  • this year I decided not to spend one moment in the house, so I was out all day, trying new places, eating yum stuff and meeting all my friends. it was awesome!

    Posted on July 13, 2011

  • My best birthday memory was when I was 6, and we had just moved here from Poland. I didn't know the language and I was so lonely. We were so poor that my X-mas and birthday presents were combined into one. And I woke up one night terrified because on the dresser was this unfamiliar, scary shape. I screamed but soon realized that it was just a large purple teddy bear. This was my gift. That memory stands out because that bear spent the next 10 years with me in my bed.

    Modamama.blogspot.com

    Posted on July 13, 2011

  • I remember a birthday, probably around 8 or 10 years old, when I received a Little Kiddles doll from my parents. All the rage back in the late sixties and early seventies. :)

    Posted on July 13, 2011

  • My husband and I share the same birthday! (one year age difference) My favorite birthday memories are those from getting to share my day with him each year. We get to go get our free birthday dinner together, and no one believes it until we show them our ID's!

    Posted on July 13, 2011

  • My fave birthday memory is waking up with a kiss from my boyfriend and an elaborate breakfast in bed!

    Posted on July 13, 2011

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